Water main leaking in snow

Snow Melting or Water Main Leaking?

Larger water mains consisting of 3” ductile iron or greater may end up taking more than one day due to the process for excavating and installing the new water main. When excavating for a ductile iron water line the plumber is always required to trench the roadway in preparation for DEP inspections

New pipe inside house

Water Main Freezes and Bursts in Cold Weather

After she realized that the water was seeping through her foundation wall, she contacted her local plumber who advised to call a water main and sewer specialist.

Harris Water was on site the very next day and began excavating in the roadway to first close the tap connection and stop the leak

installing copper water main Queens

3 Things to Know Before Hiring Water Main and Sewer Repair Company

The repair or replacement of a broken water main or sewer occurs more often than one would expect. Most property owners assume that their broken water line is one of a select few that may occur in a given month and fail to understand that NYC property owners experience these issues hundreds of times each week.

Street excavation for pipe repair

Street Plumbing into Building NYC

A water main repair usually requires less trenching than a sewer repair and will require tunnels to be made below ground. Once the tunnels are completed, the copper pipe is pulled from one hole, to the next.

Preparing cast iron for installation

Roots Cleared From Sewer Results in Pipe Repair

Many homeowners in NYC will experience a sewer backup this year. The most common issue causing sewage to back up in the basement sewer trap, is due to roots. It is common for roots from a nearby tree to grow through the joints of a sewer line or even through the pipe itself if made […]

New water main connected to city water main

Water Main Leaks Into Con Edison Manhole

Earlier this week one of our customers became aware that a water main was leaking into a Con Edison manhole in front of their house. Naturally the homeowner contacted DEP (311) to avoid any potential unsafe conditions and have the problem resolved immediately. Little did they know that the water leak was coming from their pipe and they were responsible to have it repaired on an emergency ba


Combined Water Main Installation Cost & Process

As time passes it seems that the DOB (Department of Buildings) is becoming more restrictive with their requirements to protect a property using fire sprinkler protection. What most people don’t know is that this will require installing a new water main from the roadway, to inside the house and at this point having sprinkler heads installed in the house.

Water main leaking in roadway

Who Is Responsible For A Water Main Leak On Sidewalk Or Roadway?

It is common for the property owner to either ignore the leaking water pipe, or may not understand that it is their responsibility. In this case the NYC DEP will issue a 3 day notice violation to have the leak resolved and if not rectified at this point, they will issue a 10 day notice as well as turning the water off from the roadway.

New copper from tap

Lead Water Main Leaks Inside Basement

Last weekend in Queens, the tenant of a two family house came home from school to 2” of water in her basement apartment. As most would, she panicked and called her local plumber to investigate. He was quick to determine that it w

Digging for water main

Water Main Burst As A Result of Freezing Temperature

It is more common for a water main to crack or leak when the water in your pipes begin to freeze and expand. The expansion of your pipes will exacerbate any minor pre-existing issues within your water line, finally pushing the weakest point of your pipe into leak mod